Saviour is a 17 year old student, living in Uganda, with her sister and her grandmother. Both of Saviour’s parents passed away a few years ago.
Five years ago, Saviour began to experience troubling symptoms, including pains in the right upper part of her abdomen. Her mother, who was still alive at the time, managed to take her to the hospital, where she was able to get treatment for the pains. In June 2022, the pains became worse, and during another visit to the hospital, a scan was done. Saviour was diagnosed with cholelithiasis and cholecystitis, which is inflammation of the gall bladder with the presence of gall stones. Currently, she cannot sleep on the affected side of her body, and she can only bend down for brief periods of time. While it was recommended that she have surgery, Saviour’s grandmother cannot afford the cost.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Saviour receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo surgery on January 11th at Rushoroza Hospital. This procedure will cost $284, and Saviour and her family need your support.
Saviour says: “I hope and believe that I will be able to live a good and pain free life once again after surgery. I hope to start school soon after recovery for a better future.”